Kwazulu-Natal Safari

Overview

See the KwaZulu-Natal ocean shores, the fascinating interior with its lively Battlefields tours and the breath-taking beauty of private game reserves with rich wildlife viewing. You will see and experience the best of KwaZulu-Natal – or KZN for short.

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Highlights
  • Direct beach access
  • Indian Ocean safari
  • Holiday Club
  • Mountain biking
  • Game drives
  • Family safari
  • The Grill Room
  • Cinema
  • The Ocean Terrace
  • The Lighthouse Bar
You will Stay At

Kwazulu-Natal Safari

THE OYSTER BOX

UMHLANGA ROCKS – KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
STAY 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy Beach / Coastal, Birding, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Relaxation, Shopping, Watersports, Wine, and more

The Oyster Box Hotel is exquisitely poised on the beachfront of Umhlanga north of Durban, one of South Africa’s magnificent beach resorts. This South Africa hotel is situated a mere 5 minutes from the Umhlanga Village Centre and easily accessible from the Durban city centre and International Airports. It is also close to several shopping centres, the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains as well as game parks and historical battlefields, making it an ideal location for travelers in search of a South Africa holiday with a combination of sea, sun, safaris and everything in between.

three tree hill - Kwazulu-Natal Safari

THREE TREE HILL LODGE

KWAZULU NATAL – THE DRAKENSBERG AND MIDLANDS – SOUTH AFRICA
STAY 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy Adventure, Battlefields, Birding, Cycling, Flora, Golf, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Sports, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine, and more

Experience a fascinating destination that reeks of history and comfort deep in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal bushveld at Spioenkop Game Reserve. Three Trees at Spionskop promises luxury accommodation complete with a sun deck and welcoming outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy the tranquillity of being surrounded by wildlife and having a choice of outdoor activities to take part in – not forgetting the amazing battlefield tours that relive the angst of those clashes at Spioenkop. Try “putu” pap for breakfast!

Kwazulu-Natal Safari

FUGITIVES’ DRIFT LODGE AND GUEST HOUSE

KWAZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
STAY 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy Battlefields, Birding, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, and more

Hark back to the famous Zulu War of 1879 when the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift changed South Africa’s history forever. Now you can relive these battles with top tour guides if you stay at the magnificent Fugitives’ Drift property, a 5000-acre Natural Heritage Site, overlooking both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Enjoy long walks and horse rides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife and fishing the 20km of Buffalo River.

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge - Kwazulu-Natal Safari

&BEYOND PHINDA MOUNTAIN LODGE

KWAZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
STAY 3 NIGHTS

Enjoy Adventure, Beach / Coastal, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, History & Culture, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, and more

Experience the ultimate bushveld luxury at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. Majestically poised on a mountain crest with comprehensive vistas of Lebombo Mountain, the gorgeous safari lodge in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal lends a dramatic safari experience unrivalled by none.

Itinerary

Kwazulu-Natal Safari

See the KwaZulu-Natal ocean shores, the fascinating interior with its lively Battlefields tours and the breath-taking beauty of private game reserves with rich wildlife viewing. You will see and experience the best of KwaZulu-Natal – or KZN for short.

Your tour begins in Umhlanga Rocks near Durban in a luxury hotel. You then head towards the soft green rolling hills of the Midlands and Drakensberg Mountains where all kinds of outdoor activities keep you busy. Immerse yourself in the incredible Battlefields of Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift and Spioenkop before you head to the exclusive Phinda Game Reserve for a Big 5 safari.

Note: You can tailor make this tour to suit your needs. It is merely a guideline but you may reverse it, extend it or shorten it, upgrade or downgrade accommodation or change it in any other way to suit your budget and requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

Day 1
Drinks: None
Room: Bed And Breakfast

When you land at the new Durban airport you will feel the balmy climate as you fetch your hire car and drive to The Oyster Box Hotel. This impressive and award-winning hotel sits right on the seashore at Umhlanga Rocks just north of Durban*.

You will experience true 5-star bliss here with the glorious infinity pool and terrace facing the warm Indian Ocean. Select a different bar and restaurant daily and spend many hours simply unwinding at The Oyster Box.

* Note: if you feel that driving 30 minutes from the airport to Umhlanga Village is a bit long after your long flight, we can transfer you directly to the hotel and have your car delivered!

Overnight at The Oyster Box Hotel

Day 2
Drinks: None
Room: Bed And Breakfast

Overnight at The Oyster Box Hotel

Day 3
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

Today it is time to leave the coast and head towards the famous Battlefields region and here you will find Three Tree Hill Lodge. This is the historic Spioenkop Battlefield where the Boers fought off the English from their vantage point on top of Spioenkop Hill.

A professional guide takes you into this region, bringing it all to life for you, a vital part of South Africa’s history with many stories still being told. As long ago as the early 1800s, Spion Kop (Spy Hill) and the Tugela River Valley were the stunning setting for dramatic historic events that unfolded here. You can return to Three Tree Hill Lodge for some pampering and relaxation in elegant surrounds. Enjoy the superb views over a region alive with our heritage.

Overnight at Three Tree Hill Lodge (Three Trees at Spioenkop)

Activities For The Day

  • Three Tree Hill Battlefield Tours

Day 4
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

Overnight at Three Tree Hill Lodge (Three Trees at Spioenkop)

Day 5
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

More battlefields for the historically interested will make for a fascinating holiday! Continue this picturesque tour as you wend north to experience the famous battlefields of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War. Here you will wander around the historic sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift where hundreds of British were lost during their biggest defeat. Can you believe that they also won their biggest victory on that same day? You will stay in Fugitives Drift, the place where the survivors from Isandlwana crossed the Buffalo River.

We recommend one of the daily and very professional tours led by well-read historians – which can often be really emotional and thought-provoking. You will relive the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Enjoy many scenic walks and horse rides through the game reserve where you will revel in the rich wildlife, incredible birdlife and awesome fishing along the 20 km stretch of the Buffalo River. Relax in luxury en-suite chalets with private decks and unforgettable views over the reserve.

Overnight at Fugitives’ Drift Guest House

Activities For The Day

  • Battle of Isandlwana (1879)
  • Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1879)

Day 6
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch

Overnight at Fugitives’ Drift Guest House

Day 7
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch And Activities

When you lave the Battlefields, your head will be ringing with all the history you have absorbed, some of South Africa’s most pertinent and heart-rending battles! Time to feel you again in the pristine wilderness of the fantastic Phinda Private Game Reserve in the east. You will appreciate this exclusive safari from &Beyond in a preserved landscape where the Big 5 roam across huge open plains and other fauna and flora take your breath away.

Settle into the elegant Phinda Mountain Lodge boasting panoramic views of the scenic Ubombo Mountains and the South African bushveld beyond. Set off on world class morning and afternoon game drives with your expert ranger. Take part in guided bush walks, exciting sleep-outs and romantic bush dinners! Or never leave your luxury chalet as you sit quietly on your private deck game watching alone. The choice is yours…

Overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 8
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch And Activities

Overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 9
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Dinner Bed Breakfast And Lunch And Activities

Overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 10
Drinks: None
Room: None

Your last morning sees you enjoy one last game drive and a sumptuous breakfast. Then you sadly check out of the Phinda Game Reserve and drive south along the N2 to Durban, taking about 3 hours to complete your safari and continue onwards with your own travel arrangements. Adieu!

DURATION 9 NIGHTS

CAN BE EXTENDED


STARTS FROM DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
ENDS AT DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

From ZAR 30 290

per person sharing


INCLUDED

  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Various meal plans according to booking
  • Game drives

EXCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if applicable
  • International flights
  • Car hire
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Curios
  • All personal expenses